Tuesday 28 February 2012

7TV Rulebook and Rescue Team Finished

Well finally managed to get into Waylands Forge and collected my Copy of 7TV Core Rules. WOW what an awesome book. Its absolutely fantastic quality it is beautifully set out, top quality print, the artwork is great and its all in full colour I'd thoroughly recommend getting the printed version over the PDF! Can't wait to try it out. Need a few bits to get first then I can have a few trials. If this is the quality of all there printed products then I shall be definitely picking up all the tokens and gadget/event cards Get it HERE

Finished my Rescue Team Split these into the two packs that I had from Gripping Beast. They are both from the MOFO Falklands British range. The first photos are of the smg pack I chose to use the Wooly hat heads for both these packs as I was after a special forces type look. The second set is the command (minus the mortar not decided if I want to use it yet) The guy in blue will be the leader I changed his head for the Grizzled Minion head from Crooked Dice. The main influence of these guys is the movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service I saw this recently for the first time and though what a cracking film for some reason I must of missed this growing up or it wasn't shown on telly much. The rescue teams at the end are in simliar gear and so the seeds were sown.

Not sure what to start on next I also picked up a set of Crooked Dice's new minions set the flamethrower and technician guy. Nice sculpts and will be good additions to my other minions/guards. Have a load of Hasslefree bits to get finished for various projects so we will see.

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Beards and Axes

Not much finished this week. Felt really ill over the weekend and slept most of Sunday so didn't get much done.

Been following 'The Hobbit Movie' on facebook lately and its put me in a Dwarfy mood especially the picture at the top.

 I dug out my LOTR Dwarf project which has been sidelined for a longtime. Its only WIP mostly I did do some test pieces over a year ago and have nearly finished doing the bases on these 7 lucky Dwarf's and done around 40 in total. As you can see in the last photo the gobbo's are quite outnumbered at the moment. I do have the Fellowship kicking around somewhere with a few other characters.

We'll see how far the project gets I got disheartened by the quantity of painting required. but will do this inbetween my other bits and bobs.

My Rescue squad have been given a wash of badab black for there grey and black scheme will hopefully have them done for next week.

Tuesday 14 February 2012

Big Thank You to Lord Siwoc

Just like to say a BIG thank you to Johnny aka Lord Siwoc over at Brains and Guts held a competition to guess where a photo was from and I won woot woot clap clap. Expecting a little prize I came home from work to quite a large package. Originally It was to just be a groovy Cthulhu keyring but Johnny has kindly sent me 2 Zombies a Katana Kate and a load of cool bits to expand my bits box.


Tak for lån Lord Siwoc

Sunday 12 February 2012

Some WIP pics

Done a little bit of hobby stuff this week finished basing some old figs. Done the faces on my Spyfi Rescue team only to hit a dilema do I leave them grey with black webbing or paint them white with grey webbing hmmm

What do you folks think?

Finished the Dixon Yakuza and Copplestone Future Wars Bikers. Still got the Foundry SWAT and the Copplestone NBC Troops to do when I get around to it.

A few pictures of my bench at the moment of upcomingfigures to be painted.

Tuesday 7 February 2012

Some Books....For a Change

Really not got hardly anything done this week. The other half had a minor operation last week so Its been Daddy Daycare here. By the time I get the time I'm to knackered to do much.

Based all my Hasslefree figure as well as some Copplestone Future wars Police. Done a little basecoating on my British troops for 7TV. That's it hobbywise

Read a book call 'The Dead' By Charlie Higson. Really good read. Didn't realise at the time when I saw this at the library this is the second book. However as I understand it follows different characters I'm going to get the first one 'The Enemy' and give that a go.

From the back

A terrible disease is striking everyone over the age of fourteen.Death walks the streets.Nowhere is safe.Maxie, Blue and the rest of the Holloway crew aren't the only kids trying to escape the ferocious adults who prey on them.Jack and Ed are best friends, but their battle to stay alive tests their friendship to the limit as they go on the run with a mismatched group of other kids – nerds, fighters, misfits. And one adult. Greg, a butcher, who claims he's immune to the disease. They must work together if they want to make it in this terrifying new world. But as a fresh disaster threatens to overwhelm London, they realize they won't all survive..

Also read 'Silverfin'  again by Charlie Higson this is the first in the series of young bond novels and its a fantastic read following a young Bond at Eton and the struggles of school with age old customs.
Convincing badguys. I've already picked up the second in the series 'Blood Fever'

From the Back
- Before the name became a legend
- Before the boy became the man
- Meet James Bond
The dark waters around a remote Scottish castle hold a sinister secret.
One man with a thirst for power will use it - whatever the cost.
- SilverFin is dangerous
- SilverFin is the future
- SilverFin must be destroyed

Zombies: Complete Guide to the World of the Living Dead

 Also picked up off ebay with a stack of other Zombie Novels was this one only sort of skimmed through and read the first half a dozen pages.  Its good so far not so much stories but has a history of Voduo where the Zombies myths come from and its origins.Has some stuff in there about various movies

Looks interesting so far. 

Reviews for it are bit meh depends on what you expect from it really but both reviews on Amazon are from people who haven't read it all the way through so I don't think its fair to judge it on that